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4 Stocks That Could Make You Rich

Image source: Getty Images<p>The vast majority of investors who become rich don't get there quickly -- rather, they consistently build wealth over long periods of time. Real estate investment trusts, or REITs, are one excellent way to do that, and healthcare real estate is a particularly strong …

Here's a super-quick guide to what traders are talking about ahead of the Fed

Good Morning! US Futures are rebounding slightly as some "Brexit" angst subsides, with the S&P up 20bp early. It's a sea of green over in Europe, with the DAX up 90bp - Banks rebounding across Europe after a 10% smack in the last 3 sessions, while those "Bond Proxies" of Utilities, Staples and …

Markets

A rule has been broken on Wall Street, and 'any banker with a brain' is now looking for an exit

Historically, you would join a firm as an analyst right out of college — if not earlier as an intern — and you'd work your way up through the ranks of associate, vice president, managing director, and, at some banks, partner.<p>You'd remain loyal to the firm for 30-odd years and retire in your 50s …

Markets

Here are the tech companies most likely to get acquired next, according to Goldman Sachs

Microsoft is buying LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, while computer-security company Symantec is buying Blue Coat Systems for about $4.65 billion.<p>Goldman Sachs' research analysts, led by Jessica Binder Graham, updated the basket of companies the bank thinks could get acquired in the next 12 …

Markets

If I Plan On Investing My Social Security, What Dividend Stocks Can I Buy?

Social Security is a valuable safety-net for tens of millions of Americans and many of those Americans rely heavily upon the program to pay for their daily living expenses. If, however, you've accumulated enough in retirement savings, or have other sources of retirement income, such as a pension, …

'Microsoft is paying a fair price for a unique asset': Here's what Wall Street is saying about the massive Microsoft-LinkedIn deal

The move had wide-ranging impact, from the tech world to Wall Street.<p>Wall Street analysts were quick to break down the deal and what it means for the broader investing environment.<p>With a day of perspective behind them, analysts seem split on the move. While LinkedIn provides some good strategic …

Wall Street

Stock picks for riding the new bull market

<b>Freaky Friday, or something more?</b><p>Friday's stunner of a U.S. jobs report has provided a strong hint that the livin' won't be easy for investors this summer. The measly 38,000 net new jobs created last month was the smallest gain since September of 2010 and the finer details of the report were pretty …

Business (Canada)

Fifteen value-priced dividend stocks that aren't value traps

Investing

Bill Gross: Want to repeat investing’s golden age? Move to Mars

Bond investor Bill Gross has some advice for anyone hoping to repeat the “quite remarkable” investing returns of the last four decades or so: Move to …

Investing

A 'tsunami' is about to overwhelm the debt market

At least that's the view of Matthew Mish, credit strategist at UBS. To Mish, the elevated rates of default in the commodity sector and high risk bonds are a harbinger of things to come for the broader debt market.<p>"First, our quantitative framework is signaling a broader deterioration in the default …

Markets

3 Ways to Win at the Mutual Fund Game

Professional stock jockeys face long odds. But if you follow these tips you can harness the winning attributes of successful funds while reining in …

Investing

China produced nearly eight times more steel than any other nation in 2015

As the map reveals, supplied by the World Steel Association, this was a continuation of the dominance seen in 2015.<p>According to the group, China produced 803.8 million tonnes of steel during the year, close to eight times more than second placed Japan with 105.2 million tonnes.<p>In other words, it …

China

Robotic Spider Dress Powered By Intel Smart Wearable Technology

<b>Smart Spider Dress, powered by Intel Edison, blends fashion with robotics and wearable technology to express the wearer’s emotions and protect their</b> …

Learn how to make the most of your money.

Your credit can take a negative hit during divorce procedures. Learn how to protect your credit while going through divorce.<p>Article<p>02/08/2018<p>Are you …

3 Retirement Stocks to Buy in June

Plenty of studies suggest Americans getting close to retirement can expect to live longer than generations past. That's great news -- if you have a steady form of income you can depend on throughout your golden years.<p>One of the best ways to make it rain money throughout your retirement is by …

The Atlanta Fed and billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Singer are worried about the same thing

And the answer, basically, is we'd use cash.<p>Also, it would be complicated.<p>Staffer Steven Cordray, writing on the Atlanta Fed's "Take on Payments" blog on Monday, explores how the US might deal with an event like the 1859 geomagnetic solar storm known as the Carrington Event.<p>If a similar event …

S&P 500

Here's Why It's Time To Buy Chipotle and Whole Foods, and Sell Coke

Hilary Clinton is likely to defeat Donald Trump in November but the race will be tight and rising political uncertainty could lead to a 10% drop in …

Stock Markets

GOLDMAN SACHS: New Obama rule on overtime likely to add 100,000 jobs to economy

The idea is this: Companies whose workers are covered by the rule will try to avoid paying overtime, and they'll hire additional workers to do this. The point is to keep from asking their existing employees to work more than 40 hours a week.<p>The rule change affects salaried "executive, …

Goldman Sachs

Apple Stock Looks Undervalued: Time to Buy?

Image source: Apple.<p>Investors in <b>Apple</b> have taken a big hit lately; shares of the iPhone maker are down by almost 25% in the last year due to fears over falling revenue. However, Apple stock looks remarkably cheap at current prices, and there are reasons to believe that the company could be facing a …

These high-yielding, dividend-paying stocks put money in your pocket

Slide 1 of 7<p>With bond yields offering little, income-focused investors have been turning to stocks to provide the regular cash they seek. The …

Investing

4 Unknown Dividend Stocks Yielding 5% or Higher That Retirees Should Consider Buying

Image source: Pictures of Money via Flickr.<p>One of the most difficult financial decisions seniors will make in retirement is how to balance their investment portfolio so that it offers a healthy dose of income potential while minimizing risk to their principal. Dividend stocks with 10%-plus yields …

EchoPixel’s breakthrough VR tech lets doctors look inside your body

Think of EchoPixel’s tech like InnerSpace but instead of actually minimizing scientists and shooting them into your body to find disease, the medical imaging startup lets doctors pinpoint problem areas from CT, MRI, and ultrasound scans using 3D glasses and a special display.<p>Most doctors view CT …

Virtual Reality

This Stock Picker Says Amazon Is 'The Most Incredible Company in the World'

Chamath Palihapitiya, the Silicon Valley venture capitalist who founded Social Capital and used to work at Facebook, was a new face at New York’s …

Venture Capital

Here's How Warren Buffett's Stock Picks Have Done Since Last Year's Berkshire Hathaway Meeting

At this year’s Berkshire Hathaway (brk-a) annual meeting, tens of thousands of investors will once again celebrate Warren Buffett’s investing …

Investing

27 money experts share their best investing advice

When it comes to investing, even the most seasoned investor had to start somewhere. If you're just getting started with your first investment, you might have some questions and even a little apprehension.<p>Have you ever wondered how experienced investors got their start? Fortunately, we've asked that …

Investing

Warren Buffett: Here's How I Would Solve the Trade Problem

<i>Warren Buffett wrote this article, originally titled “America’s Growing Trade Deficit Is Selling The Nation Out From Under Us. Here’s A Way To Fix</i> …

Economics

Comcast buys DreamWorks Animation in $3.8 billion deal

Comcast is about to get more animated. The company's NBCUniversal division is acquiring the DreamWorks Animation studio for about $3.8 billion.<p>On Thursday, Comcast (CMCSA) said shareholders in DreamWorks will receive $41 in cash per share of stock -- a roughly 50% premium from where the stock was …

Animation

Relative Strength Alert For Alphabet

Legendary investor Warren Buffett advises to be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful. One way we can try to measure the level of fear in a given stock is through a technical analysis indicator called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, which measures momentum on a …

Trading

STOCKS TUMBLE INTO THE CLOSE: Here's what you need to know

First, the scoreboard:<p><b>Dow:</b> 17,830.8, -210.8, (-1.2%)• <b><br>S&P 500:</b> 2,075.8, -19.3, (-0.9%)• <b><br>Nasdaq:</b> 4,805.3, -57.9, (-1.2%)• <b><br>WTI crude oil:</b> $45.60, +0.6%<p>US Economy<p>The US economy grew at a slower-than-expected rate to start the year, with the first estimate of Q1 GDP showing an annualized growth rate of 0.5%, …

Markets

How To Spot The Stock Market's Trend Before It Is Obvious To All

Being early not only is rewarding, but also puts us in a desirable mental position to understand and take advantage of a market’s trend and subsequent moves. The past year’s up-down-flat market has been associated with numerous fundamental uncertainties, leading to a wide range of “forecasts” that …

Stock Markets